Inaugurate

Definition of Inaugurate

In`au´gu`rate
a.1.Invested with office; inaugurated.
v. t.1.To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king.
2.To cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony; hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate; - used especially of something of dignity or worth or public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new methods, etc.
As if kings did choose remarkable days to inaugurate their favors.
- Sir H. Wotton.
3.To celebrate the completion of, or the first public use of; to dedicate, as a statue.
4.To begin with good omens.

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